Recorded Webinars from Literacy Minnesota

Recorded Webinars from Literacy Minnesota

ABE teachers and tutors have busy schedules, so finding time to attend webinars can be a challenge! Literacy Minnesota has five recorded webinars focusing on remote instruction that can be viewed asynchronously, with accompanying reflection guides which can be submitted for attendance credits that count towards the Foundations of Remote Instruction Certificate and generate CEUs.

In order to view the recordings, click on the links below and register for the training through the Literacy Minnesota website. After registration, a link is sent to a webpage where the recordings, materials, and reflection guides can be accessed. Once the reflection guide is complete, send a copy to Literacy Minnesota to receive full participation credit. Teachers and tutors can access high-quality professional development independently, working with their own timeframe.

Program coordinators can use the recordings and reflection guides to facilitate small group PD events. Have volunteers and/or teachers view the recordings on their own time, and come together to discuss the reflection guide questions, or watch the videos together and pause to discuss the reflection prompts throughout the recording.

Literacy Minnesota still offers weekly live webinars for ABE teachers! Check out our upcoming webinars at

Available Recorded Webinars

Remote Teaching 101

Learn best practices for connecting and communicating one-on-one with learners on the phone or online, get suggestions for correcting errors and checking comprehension in a virtual setting, and discover language activities that can be done over the phone or on a video call.

Making It Work: Adapting Materials for Remote Teaching

In this workshop, learn recommendations for adapting materials designed for in-person instruction into a remote teaching format. The presenter will demonstrate approaches for introducing reading, writing, and vocabulary on a phone or computer, and will model adaptations for common ESL classroom activities.

A Roadmap for Success: Remote Lesson Planning

During this webinar, you will learn how to design lessons so that both the teacher and the learners experience success. Topics covered include: how to write effective objectives to guide your planning, tried and true planning methods and lesson plan formats, and how to build in comprehension checks throughout the lesson.

Talk Amongst Yourselves: Building Up to Student-Facilitated Conversations

Learn about 3 essential skills students need in order to join a conversation and keep it going. This webinar will demonstrate how to introduce those strategies and get students talking in small groups online.

Facilitating Positive Learner Experiences during Remote Instruction

In this webinar, Literacy Minnesota teachers will share some of their favorite virtual routines that promote successful learning. Discover tried and true practices for creating interactive and engaging small group and large group virtual activities, and learn tricks and explore free tools to make virtual lessons go smoothly.

You are also invited to check out more information about the Foundations of Remote Instruction Certificate, which is a six-hour requirement.

Any questions about Literacy Minnesota’s webinars or recordings? Contact Andrea Echelberger at [email protected].

Originally published 5/10/21

Andrea Echelberger, ESL Training Coordinator Literacy Minnesota